There is a fundamental difference between the work of the Spirit upon people in power before Jesus and the Spirit living in Christians since Pentecost.
The Gospel should always overflow in mission from our church
Luke’s short account of the ascension has a number of deliberate links with Leviticus 9 which help us to understand the significance of the ascension for the mission of the Church.
In a second “annunciation” Jesus foretells the fruitfulness of the Gospel among the Gentiles to the disciples, fulfilling Isaiah 54 and calling us to prepare for fruitful evangelism.
Luke’s Gospel emphasises the physicality of Jesus’ resurrection and points to the importance of our bodies for knowing God.
Saul’s conversion reveals something about Christ, the Church and Christians.
The two disciples go from wanting to answers to wanting Jesus, from wanting a Messiah to wanting the Messiah. As they start to want a personal relationship with Him, he appears.
The resurrection proves that love is stronger than death, ushering us into the life of Christ.
Chris Eke preaches from Luke’s account of Palm Sunday
God will rescue the people of Judah from Babylon, just as he rescued Israel from Egypt, but he is also doing a new thing – bringing salvation to the nations.